Are we crazy if we celebrate failures? Most Asian Americans don’t tell you what’s wrong with their family or themselves. The last thing they want to share is their failures in school, marriage, job, or business for fear of losing face.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “You have nice skin, what cosmetics brand do you use?” many women asked me. Well, ladies, that’s the wrong question to ask. You should focus on what we put in our body. We are what we eat. The other reason is, I have stories to share that cosmetics can […]
What is cool about being bicultural? I have the best of both Chinese and Western worlds, especially healthy foods.
A mid-autumn party invitation arrived. It stated, “Dress Code: Chinese Style Preferred.” While some female guests are dying for the opportunity, I am just the opposite.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Seahawks’ home opener on Sept. 8 reminded me that I was there recently at CenturyLink Field on a bright summer day, meeting some of its giants, literally and figuratively. I’m not kidding. When I stood next to them, I was like an eager snail, trying to push my […]
“What makes you happy?” someone asked me recently. I couldn’t respond to such a profound question without doing some self-reflection.
My biggest companion, besides my family and work, is food. I snack constantly. My snacks yield not only fewer calories, they taste awesome and provide health benefits. Here is my list.
Embellishing resumes are nothing new. When someone claims she writes for a news organization for two years, but hasn’t—that’s not an embellishment—it’s a lie.
My recent trip to Toronto (my 4th visit) was surprisingly unpredictable. It happened the minute I landed on Canadian soil. I not only missed the connecting flight in Vancouver B.C. to Ottawa, but lost my luggage upon arrival.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY There is a saying, “Men forget, but won’t forgive,” and “Women forgive, but won’t forget.” Unfortunately, I represent both genders’ characteristics as a voter: I don’t forget and won’t forgive what the candidates have done. The Northwest Asian Weekly does not endorse candidates in the primary election, but will […]